Is it Like This in Your House

Three tablets and five children completely engrossed. So nothing to report on tonight! Almost bedtime and an early rise. Off to Cornwall early tomorrow for a speedy 24hr frolic on the beach near Bude. We’ve certainly got the weather for it. Much more to write about at this time tomorrow evening.

Just a few comments on ‘Dadda’s Jam’. We’ve not talked about Dadda’s combos in a while. This weeks successes include ‘Apricot Jelly with a zing of pineapple’ and ‘Peach Peary’ to boot. Guess what I’m drizzling on my ice cream tonight?

A Trove of Books Behind the Bed, a Crab and Last Nights Dinner

Shouting was heard so I ventured up to see what all of the fuss was about! Tara had trapped her arm at the wall side of her bed. It was stretched into the abyss that lay at the back of her bottom bunk! As I rushed through the boys room, Caleb lay silent, Mr sleepy was clearly counting lambs and dancing with dreams. Thor on the other hand jumped to attention ‘come on Dadda, come on – let’s free Tara’. He skipped alongside me and we entered the girls room. Tara still wailing ‘help me Dadda, my arm is trapped’. I pulled the bed from the wall with a little help from Aaliyah and Amritsar and I investigated the pile of books that lay before me. Tara had only dropped one, the reason for her cries for help, but here lay a small library of children’s fiction. Thor was in there first ‘this ones mine’ he shrieked. And then Aaliyah ‘I’m having this one’ she shouted. Finally the remains of the booty was shared between A and T…

All is quite now – A school night. Just me here, no John. Remus is looking over at me as he does and Gracie is nuzzling into the arm of the sofa.

What with John being in London, I thought I would eat the scraps from last nights ‘Roast Pork Dinner’ comprising of Roast leg of pork, butter sautéed Jersey Royal potatoes, curly cale, gravy, Dadda’s home made ‘Apple Jam’ and pork scratchings purchased from the local farm shop (wow).

But the remaining pork was the slightly dried end of the joint that I was going to feed to the hounds. Then I thought ‘F**K this’ and I decided to defrost a crab from the freezer and enthusiastically whipped up a dressed crab, toasted delight – yummy… Sorry John, couldn’t resist xx

10 of the Children’s Besties

All our Crew were asked to do some agreeing for once – they had to compromise and agree on these results. And they are as follows… deliberated over dinner tonight – Job well done guys…

Best TV show:


Best Movie:

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Best Meal:

Broccoli Pesto Pasta (Penne)

Best Confectionary:

Marshmallows (Though Thor insisted on candy canes)

Best thing on Toast:

Dadda’s Jam (of course)

Best subject at School:

P.E. (Physical Education)

Best Song:

Shake Baby Shake (500) – Lush

Best Game:

Hide and Seek

Best Thing:

A NO Brainer Really Kit Koala and Kangy, MiMi, Chicky and Foxy and Doggy (The Children’s beloved soft toys)

And not a single Unicorn or the colour pink was mentioned! Well, that’s the 10 Children’s Besties for our Crew at least! It certainly made a riot of dinnertime!

Caleb With a Serious ‘Look’

Looking at this picture taken yesterday made me wonder! Doesn’t Caleb look rather handsome? He always tends to pull faces when being photographed. He scrunches up his face or sticks out his tongue usually. But he has a bit of a ‘Look’ going on there I thought. What a handsome chap he is underneath it all. Though Thor still wins hands down when it comes to posing for the camera, Tara a very close second. Is she smuggling in a cheeky ‘coco the clown’ Look there rather slyly? They are of course all beautiful in my eyes – just who is the better poseur?